To educate and encourage student-parents to succeed in life by developing the skills needed to reach their full potential as well as providing quality childcare and education for infants and toddlers while their parents attend school.
SYRACUSE, IN---Wawasee High School senior Tori Lambright is serving an early childhood development internship during the spring trimester at Teen Parents Succeeding (TPS) in Syracuse. The internship is through Wawasee High School's Professional Career Internship Program.
While serving at TPS, Tori works under the supervision of Trish Miller, coordinator of the high school's Work-Based Programs, and TPS Lead Caregriver Margaret Grady. Tori chose to serve her internship at TPS because "I like kids and people said it would be fun. I babysite a lot." When asked what she enjoys most about her work at TPS, she replied, "I enjoy how happy the kids are." Tori plans to attend Ivy Tech after high school graduation and study criminal justice. She is interested in pursuing a career in either law enforcement or youth services. The 18-year-old lives in Syracuse with her family and also works part-time at McDonalds Restaurant. She enjoys art in her spare time.
TPS Executive Director Janet Weirick stated, "We're glad Tori chose TPS to serve her internship. Her assistance is a tremendous help to us."
CHURCH YOUTH GROUP BUILDS SANDBOX FOR TEEN PARENTS SUCCEEDING
SYRACUSE, IN---A group of teenagers from the Community Church of Waterford in Goshen gave up part of their Labor Day weekend to donate their time to helping Teen Parents Succeeding (TPS). The church's high school youth group gathered at the Teen Parents Succeeding facility on Poplar Street in Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 1 and built a sandbox for the children who attend TPS's childcare while their parents attend school and work.
Within the past few months, the Community Church of Waterford has donated their time and labor to help TPS with numerous projects including spring cleaning, painting, remodeling, yard work, putting together new cribs, and building cubbies for the children's belongings.
"We are so grateful to the church for all they've done for us. The children are really going to enjoy the sandbox," stated TPS Executive Director Janet Weirick,
Teen Parents Succeeding is a non-profit organization that helps teenage parents in the Wawasee School District stay in school and complete their education. In addition to other support services, TPS is a licensed childcare facility that provides low cost childcare to student parents. More information can be obtain from the organization's website www.teenparentssucceeding.org or by calling 574-457-3541.
TEEN PARENTS SUCCEEDING GARAGE SALE A SUCCESS
SYRACUSE, IN---Teen Parents Succeeding (TPS) in Syracuse participated in the community-wide garage sales on Thursday-Friday, August 2-3. Over $1,000 in proceeds from the sale will be used to help teenage parents in the Wawasee School Corporation complete their education.
"We wish to thank everyone who supported TPS by donating items for sale and those who made purchases," stated David Johnston, president of TPS Board of Directors. "The money generated will help support the programs and mission of TPS which is to help teenage parents stay in school, complete their education, and become good parents and productive members of their community."
TPS accepts donations of items throughout the year that are then sold in their annual garage sale. Some of the items accepted include appliances, toys, baby equipment, clothing, household goods, and many other items. Monetary donations are also accepted. Arrangements for delivery or pick-up of donations can be made by calling the TPS office at 574-457-3541.
Teen Parents Succeeding, located at 604 S. Poplar Drive in Syracuse, is a non-profit organization providing low cost child care and support services to teenage parents attending the Wawasee School Corporation. More information on TPS can be obtained online at www.teenparentssucceeding.org.
THEA SAINER JOINS TPS AS CARE GIVER
SYRACUSE, IN---Thea N. Sainer has joined Teen Parents Succeeding in Syracuse as care giver. Thea is a certified nursing assistant with experience providing basic nursing and personal care. She is a graduate of Wawasee High School and attended Indiana-Purdue University. She has also received additional education through Hagen Health Education in Syracuse.
"We're very pleased to welcome Thea to the Teen Parents Succeeding organization. Her credentials as a certified care provider, along with her energy, enthusiasm, and compassion, makes her a real asset to our team and the children she cares for," stated Dr. Janet Weirick, executive director of Teen Parents Succeeding.
Teen Parents Succeeding provides support services, including low-cost child care, to teenage parents within the Wawasee School District to enable them to complete their high school education and pursue opportunities to higher education. Teen Parents Succeeding is located at 604 S. Poplar Drive in Syracuse. More information about the organization and its services can be obtained online at www.teenparentssucceeding.org, by calling 574-457-3541, or e-mailing email@example.com.